Rainbow story time with Cougar

The SJ Library in Byford, WA is inviting a Drag Queen named ‘Cougar’ to their weekly story hour.

The Library, run by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Council, apparently believes it is perfectly fine to expose children to an adult entertainer appropriating hypersexualised caricatures and stereotypes of women.

Story Time is held every Wednesday during school terms and, according to the Library’s website, is “suitable for children aged 2-5”.

The Facebook event page reads:

SJ Library Services is getting into the spirit of PRIDE this November.

Special guest Drag Queen Cougar will be joining us for a special Rainbow Story Time.

📅 Wednesday 16 November

⏰ 10 am – 10.30 am

📍 858 South Western Highway, Byford

Free event, bookings not required.

Suitable for children 2-5?

It is not acceptable for a man to dress up as a caricature of a woman and be celebrated. What message does that really send to our children?

These images of a man in womanface are directly from Drag Queen Cougar’s Facebook page.

Drag and other forms of sexualised entertainment are for adults.

They should not be “celebrated” in “rainbow” story times at public libraries.